One of the problems in us humans is we have a hard time understanding TRUE cause and effect.
For example, science itself is a DESCRIPTION of what happens.
To say my keys fall to the ground BECAUSE of gravity would be incorrect.
The law of gravity is a DESCRIPTION.
A highly accurate, mathematically precise, description.
“My keys fall to the ground” is another description.
Gravity is only a much more definite description.
It describes the variables involved when falling to the ground.
It doesn’t use vague descriptions like “fall.”
It says their is a force of attraction, (two objects will move together) based on their respective masses and the distance between them.
Force of Attraction
It measures this “force of attraction.”
It gives a name to this force.
But it absolutely does now explain WHY this force exists.
Even general relativity, an updated description of gravity, does not explain WHY it happens.
It only describes, in much more complex mathematics, HOW it happens.
So when I say, “my keys fall to the ground because of gravity,” it is the SAME as saying “my keys fall to the ground because they fall to the ground.”
If you want to spend your time mixing science and philosophy, you can have a lot of deep rabbit hole kinds of discussion.
But when talking about human behavior, this confusion between “descriptions” and “explanations” are potentially deadly.
Time wasting and costly.
For example, consider a three day seminar on how to seduce girls.
Let’s say the guy teaching it has spent years studying successful seducers.
And this guy DESCRIBES, in great detail, the step by step behaviors of successful players.
Act Like These Guys
He describes how they walk, plenty of adjectives to describe their frame, their confidence.
For example, one common piece of “advice” is to “demonstrate high value.”
This sounds technical.
This sounds like something that you can just “do.”
Here’s a hard to accept metaphor.
Suppose you build a bunch of birdhouses.
And you wanted to sell them down at your local flee market.
And you hired a sales “guru” to teach you.
And they said to sell your birdhouses for a high price, you need to demonstrate the “high value” of the birdhouses.
But suppose your birdhouses sucked.
When people looked at them, they (inwardly) didn’t want to be rude, but they wouldn’t even pay $1 for one.
How, exactly, would you “demonstrate high value” of your birdhouses in this situation?
This is the problem with most famous gurus.
They DESCRIBE what “high level” people do things.
They don’t explain how or why they do those things.
Nor do they explain HOW you can do this same things.
Be outcome independent.
Have a strong frame.
Those descriptions are about as useless as telling a high school team to “score more points than the other guys.”
Without specific, step by step instructions, simple descriptions are useless.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.